General view of the street where police and fire fighters work in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, after a shooting January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in decades.Speaking in French, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who has close ties to France, condemned the attack.The White House said France had been one of the stalwart allies of the United States in the fight against ISIS, while acknowledging it was not yet clear who was responsible for the attack in Paris.Ten members of Charlie Hebdo staff died in the attack.A firebomb attack gutted the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in November 2011 after it put an image of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover in what it described as a Shariah edition.The last major attack in Paris was in the mid-1990s when the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) carried out a spate of attacks, including the bombing of a commuter train in 1995 which killed eight people and injured 150 .
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